Counseling Compact Passes in Maine

On March 31, 2022, Gov. Janet Mills of Maine signed House Paper 1427/Legislative Document 1920 into law, making Maine the 7th state to enact the Interstate Counseling Compact. The Compact will be activated once three more states enact the Compact.  See the American Counseling Association’s press release for this legislation here.

Counseling Compact Bills Enacted in West Virginia and Utah

On March 23, 2022, Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia signed Senate Bill 213, making West Virginia the fifth state to join the Counseling Compact. On March 24, 2022, Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah signed Senate Bill 237, making Utah the sixth state to join the Counseling Compact. The compact now has more than half […]

Mississippi Enacts Counseling Compact

On March 16, 2022, Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi signed House Bill 1056 to enact the Counseling Compact. Mississippi is the fourth state to enact the Compact. The Compact will become active when 10 states have enacted the Compact. 

Alabama Enacts Counseling Compact

On March 8, 2022, Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed Senate Bill 99, making Alabama the third state to join the Interstate Counseling Compact. The Compact will become active when 10 states have enacted the Compact. In a press release, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth said that this bill, along with several others, “will assist our¬†mission […]

Florida Senate Panel Approves Counseling Compact

The Florida Senate Health Policy Committee has unanimously approved legislation to enact the Counseling Compact. The panel approved the measure during a November 3 meeting in which bill sponsor Sen. Ana Marie Rodriguez and members of the Florida Counselors Association testified in support of the Compact. The legislation will now proceed to the Senate Appropriations […]

Maryland Enacts Counseling Compact!

On May 18, Gov. Larry Hogan signed SB 571/HB 736, making Maryland the second state to enact the Counseling Compact. The Compact will become active when enacted by ten states. Georgia recently became the first state to enact the Compact.

Georgia Enacts Counseling Compact!

On May 10, Governor Brian Kemp signed into law HB 395, making Georgia the first state to enact the Counseling Compact. The Counseling Compact will facilitate interstate practice for licensed professional counselors based in compact member states. The Compact will become active once enacted by ten states. For more information on the Counseling Compact, please […]

Counseling Compact Finalized

The Counseling Compact project team voted in December to approve the final draft of the Counseling Compact legislation. This legislation will be distributed to the states for enactment during the 2021 legislative sessions. The Compact will go into effect once enacted into law by ten states. The project team was composed of professional counselors, state […]